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Friday, July 18 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Encouraging Student Thinking and Engagement Through Effective Questioning LIMITED

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Phrasing effective questions is a critical teaching skill and one that is often overlooked or taken for granted. While it may take most of a lifetime to master the art of effectively using questions to drive learning, in this session we will explore some relatively simple things teachers can incorporate into their practice as they progress on their journey toward mastering this art. In this session, participants will learn the principles involved in designing effective questions that mediate student thinking, analyze questions for their effectiveness based on the three characteristics of mediatory questions, and practice designing effective mediatory questions in their specific content area. Participants will also explore six strategies for effectively using questions to encourage student thinking and engagement and will learn the one question that can completely change their classroom dynamic.


Deb Sachs

Coordinator, Teach (STEM)^3, University of Indianapolis
Deb Sachs is The Coordinator of the Teach (STEM)^3 program and an assistant professor at the University of Indianapolis as well as the president and lead facilitator of Cranial Edventures Inc. She has worked extensively with teachers, youth, and adults in a variety of K-12, university... Read More →

Friday July 18, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT

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